"Bilpin - Kurrajong Heights" Bilpin by betska

Bilpin Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 15 photos

So close to Sydney, but seems so far away.
We came up here to the quieter part of The Blue Mountains to attend a wedding, staying in a converted railway carriage.

Very close-by attractions are:

Mt Tomah Botancial Gardens
Mt Wilson
Lithgow & Zig Zag Railway
Fruit Picking
Grass carts
Galleries & markets
Hawkesbury River cruises

The alpacas had just been shorn. They looked a little like aliens

They don't shear the baby alpacas. How cute is he?

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Public transport is lacking
  • Cons:Peace & quiet
  • In a nutshell:A great spot for a weekend away from the city
  • Last visit to Bilpin: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2009
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    i've heard of Bilpin (apples) but I've never been there - really cute accomodation

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2009 at 6:30 AM

    What a lovely peaceful scene on your main picture here. Old railway carriages were very popular in post-war UK as holiday homes, sometimes as permanent abodes!

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    I heard there were some great train rides in Australia but this was not on Seat61's list, LOL.

  • vpas's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2009 at 5:16 AM

    hi betty.this place sounds so good!would want to visit this place some day.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Hey that's cool Betty! ...sleeping in a railway carriage! :o) We hope to do that on our trip from Darwin to Cairns at Undara. Sounds like fun! :o) xx

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2009 at 1:30 AM

    those poor alpacas do look rather scarey! cute baby and nice page tho! great idea for a place to stay!

  • DennyP's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2009 at 3:06 AM

    Thats great Betty..something really different eh!!! I can imagine the peace and quiet there...good tips and photos...


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